Soooooo, who are you? No, I'm not quoting the famous The Who song of the same title, I'm actually asking! This question popped into my head about myself this morning while I was getting dressed. Who am I? I guess I could answer that question in any number of ways. I'm a woman. I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a teacher. More importantly, though, I'm a Christian.
I was reminded of that fact this morning when I put on my cross necklace. The cross on this particular necklace is special to me because it belonged to my dad's mother. She died when I was only ten months old, so I didn't get to know her. The cross necklace makes me feel close to her. I was reminded of something with even more significance than my grandmother's memory, though. I was reminded of who I am. I am His and He is mine.
I think we forget that from time to time. We forget that other people are His. No matter whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or whatever political party you align yourself with, you are a creation of God, and THAT is what defines who you are. I guess this is technically a message we could have used during the election what with the mudslinging and all. Now that the mud has ceased to fly and we're headed into the holiday season, I think it's a great reminder for all of us.
Yes, I am The Political Chicken. No, I am not the Religious Chicken, although I do tend to veer towards stories from the Bible in hopes to encourage you in your faith. I know I've been encouraged just by writing this. Have a great rest of your holiday weekend and go into the holiday season with this reminder, "I am His and He is mine, and so are other people."